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Video – How To Find My Lost Superannuation

Welcome to my video series, where we explore the key personal finance topics for Australians at home and abroad. If you’ve ever worked in more than one job. If you’ve changed your name and address, chances are you may have a lost superannuation account sitting waiting to be claimed. In this video we’re [...]

How Can Australian Expats Vote in the 2019 Federal Election?

The Australian Federal Election is just weeks away and has been scheduled for Saturday 18th May, 2019. As an Australian expat living and working overseas, it’s important to recognise that you can still have your say about the future leadership of our country. Many people often ask if and how they can cast their vote [...]

Video – Cost of Living Comparison – Singapore vs Australia

Welcome to my video series, where we explore the key personal finance topics for Australians living at home and abroad. One of the most common things I hear about living in Singapore is “my goodness, it must be so expensive to live there”, and in some ways, it is, but what we often [...]

Most Common Personal Finance Mistakes Australian Expats Make

Welcome to my video series, where we explore the key personal finance topics for Australians living at home and abroad. Money mistakes – we all make them. Some we’re not going to notice terribly and some may very well bite us in the backside in the future. Today, let’s explore the eight most [...]

Video – Positive vs Negative Gearing for Australian Expats

Welcome to my video series, where we explore the key personal finance topics for Australians at home and abroad. Today, we’re talking about positive and negative gearing and how it impacts you as an Australian expat. What is positive and negative gearing? Firstly, it’s important to recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach [...]

How Might Labor’s Policies Impact Australian Expats?

With a federal election just around the corner in Australia, and current odds on Sportsbet at 1.14 for a Labor win, the outcome is looking more and more likely by the day. It’s therefore important to start considering and planning for what a Shorten leadership could mean for Australia’s tax policies and how this impacts [...]

Why is Singapore a Top Choice for Australian Expats

Today, I’d like to discuss what makes Singapore such an attractive destination for Australian expats. I may be a little biased having lived and worked here for nearly six years, and loving every moment of it, but if we look at the recent surveys Singapore consistently ranks in the top three expat destinations [...]

Top Tips for Shopping in Singapore

Being one of the most vibrant shopping hubs in Asia, Singapore is often known as a shopper’s paradise. From mega malls to atmospheric shopping streets, Singapore has got all of your shopping needs covered. An important thing to note is that brands found in the US or UK could be double the price in Singapore. [...]

Video – Withholding Tax for Australian Expats

  Today, we’re talking about withholding tax and what it means for Australian expats in Singapore. What is Withholding Tax? One of the most common misconceptions and myths that we see floating around amongst Australian expats is that if you buy managed funds or Australian shares while you’re a non-resident of Australia for [...]

Tax Deductions for Australian Expats in Singapore

The tax rates that apply in Singapore to our personal income are one of the many reasons that Australian expats, among others, find life in this lion city so appealing. With a top marginal tax rate of just 22% applying to income levels above S$320,000, tax deductions and tax minimisation strategies are rarely considered, however [...]